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Lookout Mountain, Golden

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Lookout Mountain is a foothill on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7377ft peak is located in Lookout Mountain Park, 2.7km west-southwest (bearing 245°) of downtown Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.MountainDowntown Denver, 12 miles to the east, can be seen clearly from the mountain. It is known for its natural scenery and has played a major role in area recreation, transportation, water supply and telecommunications. The summit is famous as the gravesite of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody and has several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its earliest known inhabitants were the Ute tribe of American Indians, who used the mountain as a lookout point upon the surrounding region.Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. Mountain bikers and hikers can also follow the Chimney Gulch trail, a difficult, narrow "single track" hiking trail that crisscrosses the Lariat Loop road twice on its way to the summit. Lookout Mountain is also popular with paragliders.
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  • Definitely make the time to drive up to the top of Lookout Mountain as it is worth the effort for the great views. The drive up one side is very steep and winds back and forth. Lots of parking is avai...  more »
  • If there is one thing you do on your visit let this be it!! The views are out of this world and the gift shop at the top is too cute!!  more »
  • The wife and I decided to drive up the mountain to see Buffalo Bill's burial spot. No wonder he chose here! Great view of Denver on one side and the mountain range on the other.  more »